Too good to be true? A guy in a bear suit, Alejandra and Mike from DollarShaveClub Canada don’t seem to think so, and neither do I!
So what is Dollar Shave Club? Well, in the States it’s a club where, for a dollar, you can get shaving razors. You pay monthly and get razors sent to you every month. In the States, the $1 razors do not include shipping. In Canada the razors are a $3.50/month but shipping is included. I suspect the only reason that they show the razors for $1 without shipping in the States is that it’s a lot easier to market DollarShaveclub.com than it is to market ThreeDollarsAndFiftyCentsShaveClub.com. All that to say that the razors are pretty much the same price here as they are in the States; it’s just a marketing thing. When you click through to purchase the $3.50 razors in Canada it even says the razors are $1 and the shipping is $2.50. Marketing!
- The Humble Twin – Two bladed razor – $3.50/month – S&H Included
- The 4x – Four bladed razor – $6.50/month – S&H Included
- The Executive – Six bladed razor – $9.50/month – S&H Included
This whole company is a marketing machine. This video is essentially what started their success. But no company can last for long without a good product, especially with something as immediately noticeable as a razor. So what do people think? Well, most of the reviews I read were positive and, as is the norm, say that the more expensive razors are better.
When you get your first set of razors you get a handle with them too, and if you upgrade or downgrade your subscription, they send you the appropriate handle.
I haven’t tried this yet because I have a big package of razors that I need to get through first and that is going to take some time. This leads me to the real reason I am interested in this service. For me it isn’t a money thing because I hang on to razors forever. I just bought a big pack of disposable razors and, by every account, they should last for maximum of three to four shaves. I hang on to one disposable razor until I just about shred my face to ribbons every time I shave. It’s a sickness, I know. I’m getting treatment. If I knew that I was getting a new set of razors every month and that I wasn’t paying through the nose for them, I’d probably maintain a far healthier razor rotation. As soon as I burn through the 15 or so disposable razors I have left, I’m signing up for this.